Published November 22, 2019

The GLS Equips Inmate to Serve Others in Prison

Little did we know when The Global Leadership Summit started 20+ years ago that it would be broadcast to more than 7,000 inmates in 82 prisons across the U.S. in 2019. Can you believe it?!

Every week since the Summit in August, we’ve received letters from inmates pouring out their hearts in gratitude, sharing the impact the Summit has made in their life, in some cases merely because it made them feel they are not forgotten—they realize they still have value to bring to the table.

 

This is one of those powerful letters:

Thank you all for such great speeches and inspiration as well as for giving us the opportunity to join The Global Leadership Summit of 2019.

It was an amazing blessing on its own to be in the presence of such great leaders. I obtained many jewels that made a great impact in my life and gave me that drive I needed to continue to want to do better. This world needs more positive leaders that are going to stand for something, not for our own self gain, but for the better of this world.

Sure enough, I have lost a lot but have gained a bigger purpose in life which is to make a difference in others’ lives.

I have a drive to want to help others. I’ve been in the prison system since I was 17 years old, but somehow managed to bring something positive out of my darkest moments in life. This bid has helped me in more ways than I could imagine. I’ve obtained a degree in paralegal studies, am working on my business degree and while in this place, I facilitate and teach multiple classes. Being that I am native Puerto Rican, I teach English and Spanish courses. I love to help others.

Sure enough, I have lost a lot but have gained a bigger purpose in life which is to make a difference in others’ lives. I am very proud of the individual God has shaped me to be. He has not only matured me but shaped my destiny so that I can be an instrument to influence and help others. I admire the drive that you all have to want to help and make a difference around the world in people like myself.

I am just a vessel that God is using and can relate to people, from those growing up in poverty, to the middle-class family ending up in prison, making a successful man out of all my trials and tribulations. I would love to obtain anything that can help me level up.

May God bless you all so that you can continue to bless others.

Sincerely,

Luis
Century Correction Institution

 

Each letter brings us to tears with the incredible reminder of the power of God’s grace. So, we want to invite you into our journey forward to expand the Summit in prisons across the U.S.

It’s almost #GivingTuesday!

And this year, gifts given on #GivingTuesday will go towards funding the expansion of the Summit in prisons.

What if we could expand the Summit into 100+ prisons in 2020?! Will you help us get there?

Learn more at GlobalLeadership.org/GivingTuesday

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